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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3910) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2013
on draft at the brewery, this one was the weakest of the night, very very thin adn watery, a little chemically, really just colored water here


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1890) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Draught in Northampton: this one pours a cloudy amber color. There is just a trace of an off white head, yet still leaves some lacing. The nose is a bit lighter that expected. Some malts, but mainly hops. Grapefruit is predominate. The taste if good. It has a pretty good hop bite to it. A fair amount of malts and grapefruit hops. A bit tart. Nice.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2013
This beer is hilariously nothing... Its red so thats a start but it has no discernable aroma or flavor. Not bitter, not malty, not anything... just red water with very little to no carbonation.. Awkward and kinda bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Appearance: clear oranges under a solid off-white head. Hint of lace as she swirls nicely.
Nose: hops, hops, and more hops – blood and mandarin oranges, citrus – bright and rindy. Vibrant green grass blades. Pink grapefruit.
Palate: orange and grapefruit are fleshy and fresh with a nice long finish of skin, rind, and pith, leaving mouth parched and wanting for more. Green grass. Grapefruit of all varieties dominate. Leaves lots of lace in its wake.
Final Thoughts: second only to the Eclipse from Northampton was Clifford. Unfortunately I was only able to savor this hoppy delight as a taster since the next time we stopped in for grub and beers, Clifford had left the building thanks to other equally thirsty patrons.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2011
Average beer all-around, but quite drinkable. Nice hop aroma and crispness, but wholly un-notable. This is mean to be a hopped up red ale, but comes across much more subtly, just not deftly.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
A - Beer was a nice hazy amber-red color with a nice finger of tan frothy head. The head had excellent retention and left behind some nice lacing. S - A mix of sweet malt and some nice light hops. Also a bit of grassy/piney aroma also mixed in. Overall a bit subtle. T - Starts with a sweet malty flavor with some slight hop bitterness present. The citrus hop flavor grows through the middle of the beer. Towards the finish, the sweetness from the malt is the strongest with a finish that combines the sweet malt and the bitterness of the hops. Very well balanced. M - Medium to medium-light bodied, and even a slight bit watery. The carbonation was about average. The finish was slightly dry which gave the beer a very crisp mouthfeel. D - Very drinkable. A bit more hop than an average red, which is really nice. THe balance between the hops and the malt is really nice. Very crisp and refreshing overall.


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